The wife and I are cruising the Conquest in September, we booked a 6C on the early saver rate, so the prices go up a month or so later and we felt good about when we had booked. I've seen prices bounce around a bit and have gotten three separate price adjustments totalling $100 per person, but have noticed that the price has hit that low and has stayed there for over a week (prior to that they had varied day-to-day).
It makes me wonder, is it not selling well? does the oil spill have anything to do with it? or is this just par for the course since we are below the 90-day mark and want to fill the ship?
We did our first cruise last year, had booked early saver but never even looked to see if we might need an adjustment so this is uncharted territory.
It's all based on supply and demand. There is no real formula for pricing other than that. Usually the cruise line has a good idea about the time of final pmt on how the cruise is selling, but there may be further adjustments either up or down. You can't go wrong with doing the early saver.
BTW-I have ten Conquest reviews on my blog. Great Ship.
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I've read several of your reviews already. I can't wait for this cruise, it will only be the second vacation my wife and I have taken alone, the first was our "honeymoon" that we took on our 6th anniversary. We just hit 11 years, so we figure every 5 years is OK for a parents only trip, even though the kid want to go since they loved last year's cruise on the Ecstasy so much.